New WSO Accounting Foundations Course

Dearest WSO primates, our new Accounting Foundations Course is now available!

If you plan on working in finance, you will need a bulletproof knowledge of accounting. Understanding how the underlying figures are calculated, and how the financial statements are interconnected, will make you that much better at evaluating companies. This is an exercise-based course designed to provide students and professionals who are pursuing a career in finance with practical real-world accounting and financial statement analysis skills.



The Income Statement (16 video lessons)

Over 2 modules and 16 video lessons, we will introduce and walk through an Income Statement. You will learn about specific line items such as COGS and SG&A as well as metrics such as EBIT and EBITDA. The modules also include a two-part exercise to put theory into practice.

The Balance Sheet (6 video lessons)

This module uses 6 video lessons to introduce the Balance Sheet. We will introduce how Assets and Liabilities are presented in the Balance Sheet and how it links to the Income Statement. We will also continue the exercise from the Income Statement modules.

B/S Left-Hand Side: Assets (5 video lessons)

In this module, we work through 5 video lessons to learn about the many assets presented on the Balance Sheet. You will gain an understanding of Cash, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Intangible Assets, and Goodwill. The module also goes into detail on Property, Plants, and Equipment (PP&E).

B/S Right-Hand Side: Liabilities & Equity (4 video lessons)

In this module, we work through 4 video lessons that in-depth into the Liabilities and Equity sections of the Balance Sheet. You will gain an understanding of Deferred Revenue, Debt, Accounts Payable, Leases, and how book Equity is determined. To wrap up the Balance Sheet, we will continue the exercise.

The Cash Flow Statement (6 video lessons)

This module uses 6 video lessons to introduce the Cash Flow Statement. We will also walk through the three sections: cash from operating, investing, and financing activities. In the end, the exercise will be revisited and go through a practice interview question.

Non-GAAP Measures, Financial Statement Analysis and Earnings Management (4 video lessons)

In this module, 5 video lessons are used to demonstrate how to analyze financial statements. We will also discuss Net Working Capital and other considerations such as non-GAAP measures and Earnings Management.

WSO Accounting Foundations Course - Video Preview

WSO Video 1.1 - Introduction to WSO and Course Overview v2 - Wall Street Oasis

WSO Video 1.2 - Introduction to Accounting v2 - Wall Street Oasis


WSO Elite Modeling Package

  • 6 courses to mastery: Excel, Financial Statement, LBO, M&A, Valuation and DCF
  • Elite instructors from top BB investment banks and private equity megafunds
  • Includes Company DB + Video Library Access (1 year)

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